To link a drawing to a presentation, document, or publication, on the Insert menu in the destination file, click Object. Then use the Insert Object dialog box to locate and link to your drawing.
Once the drawing is linked to the destination file, you can control when changes to the original drawing appear in the file. On the Edit menu, click Links to open the Links dialog box, where you can select:
- Automatic Every time you open the destination file, it checks to see if the original drawing has been updated. If updates occurred, you'll be asked if you want to update the drawing in the destination file.
- Manual If you don't want to be asked about updating the drawing each time it changes, select this option. You can still update the drawing in the destination file using the Links dialog box. You might want to select manual updates in a destination file that you are sending out for review. That way, reviewers won't be asked if they want to update the links, but they will still see a copy of the linked drawing in the file.
Tip If you move either the destination file or the original drawing file and the link between the two files gets broken, you will still be able to see a low-resolution copy of the drawing in your document, presentation, or publication. However, if you want to edit or update the file or print a high-resolution version, you should re-establish the link. In the destination file, click Change Source in the Links dialog box, and then locate the drawing file.